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Leading from the Margins

Leading from the Margins

Jan 20, 2019

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Marcus Leathers


The Matthew text describes Jesus' baptism by John. Pastor Marcus shows us that this is an example of God leading from the margins of society (the desert), not from the center (the temple). People from the center were coming to hear God's word on the margins, away from the established seats of power. As Christians, we are called not just to work for justice for the margins, but to hear what people on the margins have to say. The sermon concludes with a short excerpt from a sermon that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in Rocky Mount, NC (Pastor Marcus' home town) in 1962. It may be the first instance of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.